Ole' Rattlers



What is it about old steam engines?  You may not care about them at all.  But for me, there is something about them.  I suppose there is the historical side.  Movies maybe.  But seeing them in person.  I should say experiencing them in person.  They seem to have a life about them.  A piece of cold iron that when you put fire in its belly it starts to come to life.  Steam escaping from relief valves.  Breathing.  In person you feel the percussion of the pistons as they start to turn the wheels.  Yeah, I like them.





We took a ride on this one in Tavares, FL.  All the way to the North Pole actually.  The engine was amazing but the cars are restored as well and look great.






If you ever get the opportunity to see one, or even better ride one, you should do it.

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Another Great Time With Another Great Family


So it actually gets cold in Florida.  Especially when the wind is blowing.  When I got up on this morning to go to our session I thought "Wow, it is really cold out, I didn't consider this."  But these guys are troopers.  And we did it.  And no one froze.  Well maybe except the little guy below.  The idea was to get family portraits for Christmas but also then get him by himself for his birthday.  So he had to do a shirt change.  Poor little guy was shivering.  Daddy started talking about warm hot chocolate and that seemed to help.  Gotta love the power of suggestion.

I love the morning sun coming through the gazebo in the lead shot above.





I always think it is such a shame, all the neglected children I have to see during these family sessions. :)




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